No words can do justice to the pain and immense loss people and wildlife are experiencing in this terrifying national bushfire crisis.
Many groups and organisations are working on relief efforts in affected communities. If you are able, we encourage you to give generously to their work.
Here are some places to donate to on-the-ground relief efforts in the wake of this crisis:
Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities by Yorta Yorta man Neil Morris
New South Wales
Rural Fire Service
WIRES - Emergency Fund for Wildlife
Country Fire Authority
Wildlife Victoria - Victorian Bushfire Appeal
Zoos Victoria – Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund
Country Fire Service
State Emergency Relief Fund
South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management
Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund
We will add other State and Territory appeals to this list should they arise. Thank you for your generosity, compassion and resilience at this difficult time.
Photo: Annette Ruzicka/MAPgroup